Fishburne Military School

Fishburne Military School is a private all boys boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12 whose mission is to forge educated, honorable, young men of courage.
Class size averages 8-12 students per instructor, ensuring each Fishburne Cadet receives the academic instruction and supervision necessary for a well-rounded education.
With extra "help classes", small class sizes, and qualified faculty, we offer plenty of guidance and individualized attention to all students.
Extra curriculars include: Key Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Rocketry Club, Robotics Club, XSTEM, Cyber Patriots and more!
Athetics include: Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Swimming, Rifle Team, Weightlifting
Our Award Winning JROTC program includes Raiders, Exhibition Drill and Regulation Drill Teams, Academic Team, Leadership Team, and Leadership Education Training Courses
All of our students take the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB before graduation. Our students routinely attend America's finest colleges/universities and military service academies.
Fishburne Military School Prides itself in being able to nominate students to our United States Service Military Academies and consistently have students accepted and attend.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,400
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Fishburne Military School to add non-boarding, non-military, middle school curriculum - 03/20/2024
    Fishburne Military School will add a sixth grade in fall 2024 and begin transitioning to adding Fishburne Middle School for sixth to eighth grades in the next two years.The Fishburne ...moreMiddle School will be a separate division, a non-boarding facility, non-military, and the middle school will feature a classical-style education foundation for boys. hide

Top Rankings

Fishburne Military School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Fishburne Military School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
cadet uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We have financial aid programs as well as multiple scholarship opportunities. We will work with each family to make a Fishburne Education affordable.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Differs for day student or full board. Includes 3 meals for both day and full board summer program students. We do not accept tuition assistance for summer program.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mike Payne
Admissions Associate
Nelson Davis



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Cyber Patriots, Key Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Robotics Club, XSTEM

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. Boasting a 100% college-acceptance rate for the past 10 consecutive years, FMS has also been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Fishburne Military School cost?
Fishburne Military School's tuition is approximately $38,400 for private students and $4,500 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Fishburne Military School?
The acceptance rate of Fishburne Military School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Fishburne Military School offer a summer program?
Yes, Fishburne Military School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Fishburne Military School offer?
Fishburne Military School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Fishburne Military School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.
What is Fishburne Military School's ranking?
Fishburne Military School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Fishburne Military School?
The application deadline for Fishburne Military School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Fishburne offers a robust academic plan, focusing on college prep incorporating STEM, Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment classes. The award winning Army JROTC program is an honor unit with distinction with the ability to recommend for nomination up to three candidates a year to US service institutions. The inclusive every body plays athletic program offers something for everyone and various clubs and service groups round out the activities which include planned Saturday trips.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $38,400
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,653 for elementary schools and $17,993 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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